Kwame Kwei-Armah

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Theatre needs risk-takers like Kwame Kwei-Armah whose Young Vic has been dynamite | Arifa Akbar
The first African Caribbean figure to lead a major British theatre has announced his departure but his bold approach must remain

Arifa Akbar

08, Feb, 2024 @12:07 PM

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Kwame Kwei-Armah steps down from Young Vic and calls for ‘government intervention’ for theatres
Artistic director will leave in the autumn after six years in the post, and says without further investment the stage sector’s ‘pipeline of talent’ could be lost

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

08, Feb, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Patrick Marber to direct Nachtland, a play about Hitler’s art and ‘rise of the new right’
Satire by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg will open next year at the Young Vic in London which will also revive Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming

Chris Wiegand

18, Jul, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Beneatha’s Place review – the future of Black America and the shadows of colonialism
Kwame Kwei-Armah’s play takes a character from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on a journey to Africa

David Jays

06, Jul, 2023 @9:48 AM

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‘I want to take the audience further than they’d like’: Kwame Kwei-Armah on Beneatha’s Place
Continuing the story of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the writer and director aims to create change with a reflection on today’s culture wars about race

Kwame Kwei-Armah

05, Jul, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Once in a lifetime’: Ruth Wilson to star in 24-hour show The Second Woman at Young Vic
Wilson to enact single, seven-minute scene on loop with 100 men to explore gender roles

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

08, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Warhol and Basquiat to be reborn on screen in movie of hit Young Vic play
Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope star in The Collaboration, which shows the artists in 1980s New York

Dalya Alberge

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘This is a generational moment’: civil rights group for black Britons launches
Black Equity Organisation, whose trustees include David Lammy and Dame Vivian Hunt, aims to dismantle systemic racism in UK

Geneva Abdul

23, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Premiere of Mandela musical to be flagship for Young Vic in 2022
Theatre’s chief hopes production gives younger people understanding of the price paid by radicals in the past

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

14, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Collaboration review – Warhol and Basquiat mix paint and trade blows
Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope excel as the art world legends in Anthony McCarten’s account of a fractious friendship

Arifa Akbar

25, Feb, 2022 @12:00 AM

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It’s a World Cup opera … starring 100 fans who already know the score
Gods of the Game celebrates the stars and the drama of international football – and will feature a chorus of real fans

Harriet Sherwood

29, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Breaking (aka 892) review – John Boyega holds together by-the-book hostage drama
A sensitive lead performance helps lift an empathetic yet often cliched retelling of a troubled veteran who holds up a bank in a dire moment of need

Peter Bradshaw

21, Jan, 2022 @8:25 PM

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